Find out ways to recycle your unwanted items and reduce your waste.


Sep 19, 2018, 10:57 AM

As a result of changes in the world market for recycled materials, there have been some changes to what can be placed in the yellow topped recycling bin. These changes have been implemented across Western Australia.

It is important to understand these changes as:

  • It reduces contamination and creates cleaner recyclables.
  • Communicates a clear and consistent message of what to recycle to the whole community.

What has changed?

The main changes are:

  • Aerosols, soft plastics (scrunchable) and meat trays can no longer be placed in the yellow topped recycling bin.
  • Bottle lids (off milk bottles, soft drinks etc) must now be placed in your general rubbish bin OR you can collect them and deliver them to the Walliston Transfer Station OR they can be given to Containers for Change in a separate container.

To see what happens to plastic bottle top lids, see this video.

To see what happens to glass, see Recycle Right's kerb to processor glass video.

A recycling hub located at various locations in the City of Kalamunda

Use a Recycling Hub

There are various drop off / collection points in the City of Kalamunda for household (dry cell and lithium) batteries, light globes, mobile phones and ink cartridges.
Find out more including locations here

What is allowed in your yellow topped recycling bin?

Refer to Recycle Right's 'Which Bin' page for more information or you can download the Recycle Right App for an easy way to check the A-Z guide or to 'find my nearest' drop-off point.  

Table 1. Recycling Bin accepted and non-accepted items

Yes No
Glass bottles and jars (clean and empty). Lids off.

Polystyrene, meat trays, cups and beads

Milk and juice cartons excl. silver lined such as long life milk cartons (clean and empty) Cling wrap / film
Newspapers, paper, envelopes (including those with windows) and magazinesTake away coffee cups
Steel and aluminum cans (clean and empty)

Soft plastics, plastic bags or soft ‘scrunchable’ plastics

Plastic bottles and containers (remove lids*)Light globes, gas bottles, flares, batteries and aerosols
Paper (not shredded)
Cardboard boxes (flatten and remove food)
Foil – large amounts that have been combined and scrunched into a ball
Textiles and clothing

Green waste or food waste

*Note: plastic lids bigger than the palm of your hand can go in recycling. Smaller lids in general waste or take separately to Containers for Change drop off (not milk bottle lids).Electronic waste
 Batteries – find a drop off location near you
 Aerosols - take to Walliston Transfer Station
Items accepted :
  • aluminium cans
  • boxes
  • cardboard
  • cardboard boxes
  • glass
  • Glass bottles
  • hard plastic
  • juice bottles
  • juice cartons
  • magazines
  • milk bottles
  • milk cartons
  • newspapers
  • pans
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • plastic containers
  • pots
  • steel cans

Second Chance

Feb 23, 2022, 10:39 AM

Community can now donate secondhand household items to Kalamunda's reuse shop located at Walliston Transfer Station - Second Chance.

Opened in March 2022, the City reuse shop is managed by Workpower, a WA disability service provider, your donations and purchases will support people with disability in employment and in the community. In its first year of operation, the shop diverted approximately 100 tonnes from landfill.


Opening Hours:

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 2:00pm
CLOSED: ALL Public Holidays.

Open when a Total Fire Ban and a Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban is declared.


Walliston Transfer Station, 155 Lawnbrook Road, Walliston

Phone: 0409 290 990

Common Queries

  • Can I enter/visit the shop without a Walliston Transfer Station Entry Pass?
    Yes. The entry to Second Chance is on Lawnbrook Road in Walliston (right next to the entry to the Walliston Transfer Station). There is a small amount of parking outside the shop. Please do not park on the footpath (on the verge opposite).

  • If my item is not accepted, can I dispose of it at the Walliston Transfer Station?
    If you have a valid Entry Pass and where applicable, pay any additional associated disposal fees as per Walliston Transfer Station conditions, items deemed not appropriate for our Second Chance shop can be disposed here. Alternatively, you can consider other alternatives such as charity groups, arranging a garage sale or consider using online buy, sell or swap groups.

  • Is Second Chance managed by City of Kalamunda?
    Second Chance has been established through a partnership between Workpower and the City of Kalamunda. Workpower manages the shop on behalf of the City of Kalamunda, supporting the employment of people with disability at Second Chance and throughout Workpower’s recycling team.

  • What is accepted at the Second Chance Shop?
    A wide range of material for recycling including:
    * Good quality furniture and household goods.
    * Household electrical appliances.
    * Scrap metal.
    * Cardboard and paper recyclables.
    * Landscape and renovator items.
    * Glass and plastics.
    We also accept eligible Containers for Change containers, with all donations going to support people with disability through Workpower.

Have more questions - find out more via the Second Chance website.

Signage of Second Chance Reuse Shop located at Walliston Transfer Station

Second Chance reuse shop display of bicycles on offer     Second Chance reuse shop display of a rocking horse

Second Chance reuse community shop display of goods available     Second Chance reuse community shop display of starship trooper toys

Items accepted :
  • bicycle
  • Furniture
  • General Household Items
  • pram
  • stroller
  • toys
Signage of Second Chance Reuse Shop located at Walliston Transfer Station
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